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Understanding The Tax Consequences Of A Divorce

Any couple going through divorce will face some tax consequences. Couples with high assets may incur a higher tax debt because of the division of their wealth. When going through a divorce, it is incredibly important to work with a lawyer who understands how taxes will affect you and how to minimize their impact.

At The Koblin Family Law Center, we know how taxes may hit your bottom line during an already stressful time, mentally and financially. We help prepare you for these issues and work with financial professionals to avoid any tax repercussions. We have extensive experience with high-asset divorces and how taxes will affect each party. Our attorneys watch out for your best interests and do everything possible to protect you from a heavy tax burden.

Tax Considerations In A Divorce

Married couples do have some protections from excessive tax burdens during divorce through California and federal law. However, some issues are hard to avoid, including:

  • Retirement benefits or pension funds
  • Executive benefits such as executive bonus compensation, deferred compensation plans and pension funds
  • Investments such as stock options, trust accounts and real property
  • Business interests such as property ownership, intellectual property and debts associated with business ownership
  • Alimony/spousal support
  • Sale of marital property

We are very conscious of how the division of taxes will affect you during and after your divorce. Whenever possible, we recommend negotiating with your spouse and his or her attorney to divide your property and assets so you pay the least amount of taxes.

While you and your spouse may dispute the value of a piece of property, we want to assess how keeping or selling it will affect your bottom line. We work hard to protect you from losing your hard-won property and assets to Uncle Sam.

You Deserve To Keep Your Property And Assets Instead Of Paying The Government

Please contact our office in Pleasanton at 925-298-2961 to speak with one of our attorneys about issues of taxation that may arise during your divorce. You can also contact us through email.

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"Kennedy helped me with my legal issue and was just amazing throughout the whole process. He was always available to explain everything to me and really put my mind at ease. I am not an easy person to work with and Kennedy really helped me calm down and guided me through my issue. I could not have obtained the result I did without Kennedy's expert assistance. His command of the law is truly impressive." — Jeff
"Even though Kennedy looks like a 17 year old, he is impressive in his knowledge of law, his intuition of the case and his strategies for settlement. He seems equally capable and comfortable in the courtroom or at the settlement table. He helped me weigh the facts, consider the emotions and evaluate the cost of my case. He leans toward the collaborative style of divorce and I believe wants the best for his clients. In partnership with Cristin Lowe, they make an impressive team." - William
"Kennedy also helped me relax as much as possible. The emotional cost in such cases is extremely high. Kennedy would help manage this and understood the struggle I faced. He acted with great professionalism and with compassion to help me work through the case..." - Robert